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Will Arnett Returns to Netflix With New Series

by Sean P. Aune | January 19, 2015January 19, 2015 9:00 pm PDT

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WILL ARNETT HEADLINES FLAKED,

NEW NETFLIX COMEDY SERIES

Beverly Hills, Calif., January 19, 2015– Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered Flaked, a new comedy series starring Will Arnett. Eight episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.

“We are thrilled to be the home of Will Arnett’s next series, and look forward to Chip joining his repertoire alongside such diverse and inspirational characters such as Gob, Bojack, and Batman ” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

“We’re very excited to partner with Netflix– the home of original, original content — and the network I knew would be the ideal home for this passion project,” said Will Arnett.

“Netflix is driving the golden age of television with its content and we are proud to be part of their family with Flaked. Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz, Mark Chappel and Peter Principato are brilliant collaborators and friends,” said Ben Silverman.

Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked is the serio-comic story of a self-appointed “guru” who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.

Executive producers Will Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) co-created and co-wrote the series. Ben Silverman (Founder and Chairman of Electus), Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) also serve as executive producers on the show. Electus and Principato-Young are providing production services. Flaked is a Netflix production.

Will Arnett, a five-time Emmy Award nominee, also stars in Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and Arrested Development. Arnett recently starred in the blockbuster films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Lego Movie.

Will Arnett

While he won’t be playing Gob Bluth, Will Arnett is returning to Netflix with a new series that also has some other Arrested Development DNA in it.

Netflix announced on Monday that it has picked up a new series from Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz, Mark Chappel and Peter Principato entitled Flaked. The new series will star Arnett as a “guru” named Chip who falls in love with his best friend’s fascination. Lies stack on top of lies and the series will quickly spiral into Chip trying to stay ahead of all the ways he has misled everyone.

While Arnett it immediately recognizable for both his onscreen and voice acting work, you may not realize that Mitch Hurwitz was the creator of Arrested Development. While the new series may not be the continuation of the adventures of the Bluth family, it’s good to see these men working together again and hopefully they will be able to deliver something just as compelling.

Flaked will premiere on Netflix in 2016 in all of the territories it currently offers service.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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